Put Christ’s words into practice and prepare for a gratifying career in human services.

Earn qualifications to enter a variety of service settings, including clinics, nursing homes, social services agencies, homeless shelters, substance abuse programs and community organizations with the Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree from Southeastern University. We believe that servant leaders can be world-changers, and throughout your educational journey, you’ll become better equipped to improve quality of life and make a positive impact on those you serve. Meet the needs of those who are hurting. Solve problems and advocate for change in systems that affect people who require assistance. Learn how to link people in need with sources of aid and assistance. With our flexible online human services degree, you’ll get an interdisciplinary education as you learn from faculty who are experienced in the field. This versatile degree can be applied to numerous careers and graduate programs.

Our human services degree provides you with a strong foundation for the profession, exploring topics such as:

  • Case management competencies and intervention strategies
  • Delivery systems and models utilized in human services
  • Political, social and cultural changes and the impact on the way services are delivered
  • Human services offered throughout one’s lifespan, from conception to death
  • Group development strategies
  • Program planning theories, processes and procedures of program planning and evaluation and how to integrate faith into your job
  • Faith and how to incorporate it into your job
  • Conflict resolution theories
  • Research methodologies
  • Real-life experience with individuals, groups, organizations and communities

Additionally, our human service degree requires completion of two practicum courses through which you’ll gain hands-on experience as you apply your knowledge of theory, skills and professional behavior into practice with a human services agency.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Courses and Requirements

Our online human services degree includes a total of 124 credits. Fifty-four credits make up the general education component of the program. The human services major core consists of 39 credits, and an additional 31 credits of undergraduate-level elective courses from any department are required.


Courses required to complete the program.

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How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s human services degree, you will need:

  • Completed application
  • Official high school transcripts or GED test scores (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Biographical essay
  • Personal reference form
  • ACT or SAT scores (if applicable)

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $390 per credit hour $48,360
Technology Fee $150 per semester $1,200
General Student Fee $150 per semester $1,200
Totals $50,760

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to eight semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options.

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Career Outcomes

After graduating from our online human services degree, you can pursue a wide variety of rewarding careers, such as:

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Benefits of Learning Online

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